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to have runs. fourth him of the debt ceiling was going to derail our economy for certain, even if we manage to solve the fiscal cliff and the sequester lurked ominously. no matter what deal the politicians made. these would have course throw us off track and cause much higher unemployment. finally, four months ago, fourth quarter earnings, the reports were right around the corner and they were supposed to be, yes, nothing to write home about, or maybe worse, particularly the worldwide slowdown that europe seemed to be mandating, we could have huge downside surprises and the last time we had some pre-announcements -- wait a second. what actually happened? how about we had the best first quarter in 15 years. how is that possible? i think it's because the market has changed its animals. i'm not kidding. investors stopped being scared of washington or europe or earnings shortfalls and they decided to embrace the future, not spurn it. they became like ulysses and his crew, strapped to the mast, oblivious to the sell, sell, sell sirens of the saturnine set. where is sappho when you need h
lawmakers will square off on whether to raise the debt ceiling. at the recent clinton global initiative, the president recognized students from the university of virginia who won the top prize for their efforts in educating peers about the debt. >> i'm grateful for the passion many students has shown for this issue. they are creative in the competition. they made youtube videos and held social media contests. >> let's bring in team leader one of the five students who spearheaded the projects. good morning. congratulations. >> thank you, chris. >> so you won the top prize. you got to meet with president clinton. not bad. tell us about your project. >> sounds great. so the campaign was focused on getting students involved in the conversation and making sure that they're active in the learning process before we graduate and before we become representatives in any way or become leaders in our respective fields. our campaign focused on 31 initiatives that got students united with their community members and their representatives. we hosted senator mark warner to connect our representatives w
on entitlements and we have the debt ceiling which we run up against in july again, and all of that is a recipe for a deal and if there is no deal and i am wrong and it doesn't happen, we are in for troubled times. >> the economy is getting worse for ordinary people. >> i don't think you can look at this, what washington doesn't care about is what is happening to the average american, what they are care about. we are told the storm is great because the fed is printing money like crazy. and to build up assets for banks but no one will stand up. what we have is a set of policemen dynamics which are relevant to so many americans. >>gregg: the taxes are kicking in, employers are dropping their obama health care or they are switching to higher workers' contribution and people with their own coverage are paying higher premiums. >> it is already beginning. you can see the unintended consequences. >> contributing to the decline in the president's levels? >> it is only going. for four years, when any us, anyone watching, goes to the drugstore and cannot get something or the price is higher or a doctor i
they have to raise the debt ceiling again or else the u.s. could default on its credit. i think that is the sort of mechanism by which we're going to have more -- somebody is going to have to take some action. the question is how big. the president still on this offensive. i think what we have heard from republicans is they're genuinely impressed that the president has gone to these lengths. he's made them feel comfortable in the meetings but the problem is the president in showing good faith to talk about cutting entitlements and social security, he's angered some democrats and he doesn't have a lot of wiggle room now. he's hoping republicans meet him halfway. the problem still is the taxes. the republicans say they raised it in january. the president got what he wanted, albeit less than he want, but they don't want to do that again. let's have the budget cuts without that. i think that's the problem. as much as the president is wining and dining, i think this is where the sticking point will continue to be. >> you talk about no wiggle room. not only does he have critics on the
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